A line bears more distance than a point.
Sometimes, I think of this quote whenever I feel demotivated. It was started by a friend, who I believe still has it as his banner somewhere in the abyss of the Internet.
However, like all wonderful, joyous things, he blossomed and eventually faded.
While his presence is no longer with us, it stays in my mind.
And it lingers. It reminds me of the hardships many individuals go through that work as their biggest obstacles.
Rather peculiar, isn't it?
Some of you might have noticed the particular themes surrounding this story. It may be edgy, dark, ironic, or whatever it is, but it was inspired by one thing: my emotions.
Regardless, I am so grateful to have participated in this contest. As someone who experimented with all sorts of things -- from content creating videos, animation, voice acting, and theater, I didn't think writing would be the boost I needed.
I would have never expected this much feedback.
I would have never thought of reaching the top weeklies/monthlies even once.
I would have never realized that there are people out there who are willing to be supportive readers and fans of my work. Especially when I am barely starting in this hobby nor do I have the skills of a professional veteran writer.
Did I ever tell you I didn't know what "prose" was until I engaged with the community?
It's been a long journey.
And there is no one to thank but Honeyfeed for the opportunity and to those who are reading this, you.
For it's because of you, and so many others, that I am where I'm at.
Simply put, thank you so much.
I hope we will meet again.